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  • Date Photo Taken

    07 / 31 / 2013

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Summer

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    Stockbridge

  • State

    Georgia

  • Posted by

    Gu3mom

Notes:

There are a few of these swimming around in a non-operational swimming pool. They are at least 3 inches long. Fairly fluid when they swim, a bit like a flatworm. One turned up dead today so I took pictures. It has a few legs up front, sort of caterpillar-ish or like a grub of some sort but I can’t find anything that suggest either are swimmers. Doesn’t look like a leech or fluke. Any ideas out there?

Comments

  • Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    I’m not convinced it’s a hellgrammite (dobsonfly nymph) but it might be so http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/course/ent525/water/aquatic/pages/14_jpg.htm

    August 4th, 2013 at 12:43pm

  • sirphilip Registered says:

    correct, Dragonfly nymphs (Helgramites) have long legs and they do get quite large. Great for Bass fishing by the way.

    August 4th, 2013 at 12:57pm

  • Gu3mom Apprentice says:

    Someone identified it as a Silver Water Beetle larvae. Hydrophilus Piceus.

    August 2nd, 2013 at 2:28pm

  • bullfroghollow Master Identifier says:

    Looks to me like a dragonfly nymph, except a little on the large side. http://bioweb.uwlax.edu/bio203/s2007/cocchiol_matt/Anisoptera.htm

    August 2nd, 2013 at 10:33am

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